First, a One Room Challenge update. For the first time ever, the reveal has been pushed back one week for all ORC participants. Everyone is well (thankfully!), but with natural disasters affecting various parts of the country at once, many have had to endure unusual circumstances. We are supporting one another with a one week extension. This means the final reveal for the official participants will be Wednesday, November 15, and the final reveal for guests is the day after, November 16.
Let’s see some sneak peeks of where we’re at so far, shall we? The individual pieces are all here and really pretty, it’s just that there’s paperwork to file and whatever randomness spilling out all over the place that needs to get organized and/or purged.
You can see it though, right? It’s starting to come together!
There will be real flowers instead of fake (although those are very good fakes), the most amazing brass quatrefoil pendant hung above, and mod green chairs at that marble table. Also, perhaps I shall finally hang a set of matching curtains! You know, if I’m feeling extra.
Remember, here’s the plan.
I did go ahead and steal that convex mirror from the snug and I’ve hung it above the radiator. The roofline cuts across and makes it tricky to hang something of substance over the radiator and have it be centered, so the planter in the corner is supposed to cover that corner a bit for some design trickery. I propped it up for some height, but may put it on the floor depending on what plant ends up inside it. The fiddle leaf fig in there now, like the flowers, is a fake. A placeholder.
And an update on the curtains! I found these blanched flora curtains in Anthropologie’s sale section, and they’re exactly what I was looking for. Slight problem though, they might not arrive in time for my final ORC photos. Or maybe they will now that it’s been extended? Anyway, the plan is to borrow the sheers that I already have and love, tuck under the excess at the bottom (I don’t think it will be a big deal in photos), and then swap them out when the others arrive.
I ordered Anthro’s pink Parker curtains at the same time, and they’ve already arrived. They’re very pretty in the photos, I’ll say, but possibly too crayon bright for my liking in real life. Such are the problems with ordering online sometimes. You don’t know the exact color until they arrive, and I’m super picky about my shades of pink. It has only been rainy and gloomy since I’ve hung them — maybe I’ll like them more once I see them on a sunny day.
Honestly, if the curtain saga is the worst of my ORC troubles, I’m in good shape.
The sconces are here, and up, and boy are they ever pretty. And since it has been so dreary lately, they’ve been especially helpful in bringing up the overall brightness of the room.
Between this week and next, I’ll be continuing to clear the clutter, which includes emptying the very full closet. Because it’s just about wallpaper time! Woohoo! But that also means paint the trim a color time, and I’m still indecisive. Now that we have an extra week, maybe I’ll post my options next week and we can weigh in?
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